Institute on Academic Service- Learning


Thursday June 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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St. John’s University, Queens Campus 
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439

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St. John’s University and New York Campus Compact

Institute on Academic Service-Learning

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus

8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

$75.00 Registration Fee for Campus Compact Members
$125.00 Registration Fee for Non-Members

St. John’s will be co-hosting with New York Campus Compact an Institute on Academic Service-Learning on June 15, 2017 facilitated by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, former Professor of English at Bentley University and academic service-learning pioneer. The program is designed for faculty who want to explore and/or deepen their understanding and practice of academic service-learning.  Dr. Zlotkowski founded the Bentley Service-Learning Center in 1990. The Center provides university wide support for all undergraduate departments and has aided a quarter of the Bentley full-time faculty and several thousand students in participating in service-learning projects.  He has led service-learning workshops for international, national and regional organizations as well as for several hundred individual campuses and writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of service-learning and engagement-related topics.

The Institute is open to all full time and part time faculty and administrators who teach.  Your attendance at this program will result in certification in academic service-learning. 


  • To explore or deepen your understanding of the academic service-learning pedagogy and be better prepared to be an advocate of academic service-learning at your institution and with your colleagues
  • To design or re-design your course outline to include an academic service-learning component which can be used for your course
  • To identify the connection of your Institutional Mission and/or Strategic Plan to academic service-learning
  • To identify ways to build a community partnership
  • To identify ways to effectively link reflection and grading to academic service-learning

You will receive:

  • Academic service-learning certificate
  • Institute material with resource information on academic service-learning

Please bring your course syllabus with you.